I have recently upgraded from SQLEXPRESS 2000 to 2008. This windows 2k box can connect to the old server without any issues. I have flussed the DNS, setup WINS on the new server, purged WINS and tried to reconfigure OBDC connection as well, but get the same error. I am able to ping the server without any packet loss. I have 4 other machines that work just fine with the new server.
Connecting to SQL Server with ConnectionString: Provider=SQLOLEDB;server=18.104.22.168\SQLEXPRESS,1433;database=WINMED
[DBMSSOCN]General network error. Check your network documentation., Microsoft OLE DB Provider for SQL Server